How many times did you stay in a hotel with a gorgeous bathroom you never wanted to leave? Well, the good news is that you can recreate that same look in your own bathroom, regardless of the budget or space at your disposal. While some upgrades can be major, other ones are very affordable but have a great impact on the aesthetic of the entire room. Take a look below for some inspiration when it comes to adding a touch of hotel luxury to your bathroom.
Opt for an interesting wallpaper
If your bathroom has plain white walls that you are tired of, you can bring in some colour by putting up an interesting wallpaper. The great thing is that the options when it comes to wallpaper abound. That means that you can find everything from floral to geometric prints and even create a design of your own. Depending on how busy the print is, you can cover all the walls or just one that will make a statement.
Create a feature tile wall
Besides a wallpaper, you can also create a statement wall with tiles. For example, if most of your bathroom is white or some other light colour, you can add a floor-to-ceiling wall that is in a dark hue or a patterned tile. These work wonders for space so consider doing this for the wall behind your bathtub or one wall in your walk-in shower.
Add a walk-in shower or a freestanding tub
In case you have the budget for a bigger renovation, you can consider adding some new elements. For example, doing some plumbing work can allow you to position a freestanding tub in the centre of the bathroom. On the other hand, if you only have space for a shower, think about upgrading it. Instead of shower curtains, install glass doors for a more open, contemporary vibe. Replace your showerhead with an updated, rainfall one. Remember to add some niches in the walls so that you have a space for all your toiletries.
Get some floating elements
One of the ways how hotels achieve the look of luxury in their bathrooms is by getting floating elements. For instance, a wall-hung bathroom vanity will look amazing and create an illusion of a bigger space by keeping the floor visible. Luckily, they come in various styles and colours so you will surely find one that matches your aesthetic. While on the topic of vanities, you should also get a couple of vessel sinks that will really up the luxury factor. Of course, a floating toilet with various features will also make you feel like you are in a fancy hotel.
Install new lighting fixtures
The lights are also important so the least you can do is install a dimmer switch so that you can easily create a relaxing atmosphere. However, if you have the budget, you can add more fixtures so that you both elevate the look and the functionality of the room. For example, you can look for a second-hand chandelier or pendant that will be the central lighting fixture. Then, you should layer lights by adding a few sconces next to the vanity mirror and maybe even a bright task light so that you can do your makeup and shave in the morning.
Swap out all hardware for brass
Brass is all the rage now, so an easy project that will mean a lot is replacing your hardware. Get new taps and fittings, swap out your cabinet handles, and even consider getting brass light fixtures. You can even look for brass shelves or a mirror frame that will match.
Put an accent on the fluffiness
A trademark of hotel bathrooms is most definitely their towels. That means that you should focus on getting plush, soft towels that will be ready to welcome you after every bath and shower. Furthermore, get a bathrobe for every member of your family as well. Organize your storage so that the towels are always nearby and you can even opt for open shelving in order to display your collection. Additionally, get a nice bathmat as well.
Stock up on toiletries
You should also always have your toiletries neatly organized so that you can easily reach them. What is more, if you have guests over, you want them to be able to find what they need and feel welcomed by your attention to detail.
Incorporate scents into the room
Whether you decide on scented candles, oil diffusers, or fresh flowers, the scent can also help turn this space into a safe haven. Vanilla, lavender, and jasmine are all great options in case you don’t already have a favourite smell.
From replacing major fixtures to focusing on the details, there are many things that can be done if you want a touch of luxury in your bathroom. With these suggestions, you will surely achieve that regardless of your budget.
Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.